Another week, another little loves. We’ve done lots of decorating, tidying and sorting out in the house this week. I think we are at the point now, where if the baby did come early we would manage. Don’t get me wrong we still have plenty that still needs doing in the next few weeks but I’m sure if it came to it we would manage and not care.
I’ve started reading a few baby books this week. I know I’ve done this all before but three years feels a long time ago. I’m sure it will all come flooding back to me but I am someone who likes to be prepared by nature. I’m reading one on coping with two which has some tips which I think will be good but I think a lot of it is really depends on the nature of the baby and older child. I’m sure we will manage though, I’m not the first to have two children after all.
I’ve mentioned before how I have really got in to watching vlogs on you tube this pregnancy. Well this week I watched The Michalaks on a spontaneous trip to Iceland and was blown away. Iceland is on my wish list of places I would love to visit one day and their video made me want to visit even more. The blue lagoon looked so relaxing and their drone shots of Iceland were amazing.
I also watched the first episode of this year’s Great British sewing bee. It made me really want to do some sewing.
On Tuesday I heard that the ladybird had sat and “read” her nursery class a story. Sometimes I can’t believe how confident she is. She also asked to use the potty at nursery (despite refusing to go anywhere near the ones at home). When she asked though, she said “I need to use the potty, I want to go to preschool”. I’m guessing she overheard me telling someone that she needs to be potty trained before they will let her move up to preschool. She’s not due to move up until October.
I’m hoping that next week I’ll find time to get my sewing machine out whilst the ladybird is at nursery. I really want to do something creative. This week I used my time to finish the nursery and the last of my clearing out. I think I have been through most drawers and cupboards in the house.
Here are a couple of pictures of the nursery. It’s only a box room so really hard to photograph but I’m pleased with the amount of storage we have managed to fit in and I love the bright circus theme.
I’ve also made a batch of sausage ragu for the freezer. Our new small chest freezer arrived this week so I can spend the next few weeks stocking it with things that we can use to make simple meals once the baby arrives. I’d love to hear any suggestions of meals I can cook and freeze as so far we have chilli, Bolognese and sausage ragu and I know we will quickly get fed up of these.
Nothing exciting for me or the ladybird this week. However my mum did bring a few outfits for the baby at the weekend. She’s managed to resist up to this point but she picked up these three outfits in TK Maxx at the weekend. Since we don’t know what we are having she bought one for a boy and a couple for a girl. They are adorable little rompers, although with the weather we are having I’m wondering how much wear they will get. I’m also not sure we need the girls one’s (but you can never have too many cute outfits can you?). We had a sort out of all the clothes we have kept from the ladybird at the weekend. We have so many, I’ve no idea what I’ll do with them if we have a boy.
And lastly ……..
Tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant. I can’t believe how fast time is going now. I know baby could come anytime now but I still think that I will go overdue again. Part of the reason I can not imagine the baby arriving anytime soon is that I do not feel heavily pregnant. Yes I get indigestion most nights (although it could be worse) but I’m rarely get back ache, even my hips aren’t bothering me much now I’ve finished work and am taking it easier. I also haven’t felt out of breath. Some days I am tired but most days I manage ok. I’m sure by this point last time I was feeling “more pregnant” if that makes sence. For now I’m making the most of it though (I think it almost makes up for being sick/nauseous/exhausted, up to 20 weeks).